Week 48, One Year Bible Challenge: “The Fourth Man”

Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study

This week’s reading November 25 to December 11
Daniel 2:24 to Daniel 11:1
1 Peter 4:7 to 1 John 3:6
Psalm 119:81 to 121:8
Proverbs 28:15- to 28:28

Daniel in the Lions Den, from Beauties of Sacred Literature, Thomas Wyatt, 1852


Next Week’s Reading December 2-8
Daniel 11:2 to Joel 3:21
1 John 3:7 to Revelation 1:20
Psalm 122:1 to 128:6
Proverbs 29:1 to 29:18

Discussion Questions:

Old Testament

  • Was the statue that Nebuchadnezzar made in Daniel 3:1 an image of himself, or another “god?” What does this story tell us about the Babylonians’ understanding of “god?”
  • King Darius, the Mede, decreed that no one could worship anyone but him for 30 days. So why did Daniel pray to God in a way he could be seen? Couldn’t Daniel just have secretly prayed to God for those 30 days? Daniel 6:4-13.
  • What was the sin of Belshazzar, and how was he punished for it? Daniel 5:18-31. Is it fair for God to punish someone for not following Him, if that person was raised to believe in another religion or god(s)?

New Testament

  • How do you think the devil “walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”? 1 Peter 5:8.
  • Where do prophets receive their prophecies? 2 Peter 1:19-21.
  • Is it bad to say we haven’t sinned? 1 John 1:8-10.


  1. If you are participating in the Saturday morning class, “The One Year Bible Challenge,” you should read the daily materials as set out in The One Year Bible.” The verses listed on this page will include a couple of extra days each week.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Devil’s Payground (2010)

  • GENRE: Zombie Horror
  • ACTORS: Jaime Murray, MyAnna Buring, Danny Dyer, Craig Fairbrass, Sean Pertwee, Colin Salmon, Shane Taylor, Craig Conway, Lisa McAllister, and Alistair Petrie
  • PARENTAL NOTE: Not intended for children. Bad language and questionable situations. Extreme Zombie Violence.
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE: This movie is intended for fans of the genre, and may not be appreciated by others.
  • GENERAL PLOT: (No spoilers) The pharmaceutical trials for a miracle drug go bad. The “cure” creates zombies.
  • REVIEW: The zombies in this movie are fast and relentless. The main characters are on the run. Good actors. Good zombie mayhem. Good production values. Not much you can ask for.
  • RECOMMENDATION:1 This is a zombie horror movie. Many people will be highly offended by every movie in this genre because of the graphic violence, gore, language and other questionable elements. However, if you are a fan of this genre–I highly recommend this movie. One of the best of its kind that I’ve seen in a while.{RECOMMENDATION}
  • RATING (out of 5 stars):
  1. If you wonder why zombie themes and horror films have space on a Christian website like K_Line Christian Online, please see my blog post on point


Today is the first day of Autumn


When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin’ turkey-cock,
And the clackin’ of the guineys, and the cluckin’ of the hens,
And the rooster’s hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
O, it’s then’s the times a feller is a-feelin’ at his best,
With the risin’ sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
As he leaves the house, bare-headed, and goes out to feed the stock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.

They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere
When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here—
Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees,
And the mumble of the hummin’-birds and buzzin’ of the bees;
But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.

The husky, rusty russel of the tossels of the corn,
And the raspin’ of the tangled leaves, as golden as the morn;
The stubble in the furries—kindo’ lonesome-like, but still
A-preachin’ sermuns to us of the barns they growed to fill;
The strawstack in the medder, and the reaper in the shed;
The hosses in theyr stalls below—the clover overhead!—
O, it sets my hart a-clickin’ like the tickin’ of a clock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!

Then your apples all is getherd, and the ones a feller keeps
Is poured around the cellar-floor in red and yeller heaps;
And your cider-makin’s over, and your wimmern-folks is through
With their mince and apple-butter, and theyr souse and saussage, too!…
I don’t know how to tell it—but ef sich a thing could be
As the Angels wantin’ boardin’, and they’d call around on ME—
I’d want to ‘commodate ’em—all the whole-indurin’ flock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!

James Witcomb Riley, 1849-1916
WHEN THE FROST IS ON THE PUNKIN is one of the most famous poems of the great Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley